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Cathi’s Corner

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Cathi Utley is the general manager of the Hermann Advertiser-Courier.

On your mark, get set, thank!
Be thankful for all and to the One who supplies all.
When you have finished thanking, shop! Shop small Saturday! Good news for Hermann because Hermann is small! Support our local businesses and support our town. Taxes stay here in town when you shop locally. If you have to do a Walmart run, Owensville taxes stay in our county.
Small Business Saturday is going to be awesome this year! There are so many sales, giveaways and specials for any bargain hunter! Go, Hermann, you small town, you!
If you don’t want to be out and about shopping, go online and you can still shop locally. Hermann Wurst Haus, most of the wineries, Sugar Momma’s and Blondies Dolls, just to name a few, have shopping online available. I’m sending Mike’s award-winning Bratwurst to friends in Tennessee. I do it every year and now they expect it! In fact, Wurst Haus and Stone Hill are on my shopping list each year. I just have them send it for me! Easy peasy and still local. A girl really can have it all!
Thank You to the volunteers that provide a Thanksgiving meal at the United Methodist church. Just a few people making a difference and a church allowing them the space. What a great tradition and a great community service.
And speaking of the United Methodist Church, they will be providing a “Giving Room” for children to “shop” for their family. Gifts run $1 or less. They even gift wrap! Yep, lots of good stuff happening at 136 W Highway 100 in Hermann the next couple of weeks. See the ad!
I feel confident the cooks in the Hermann area know what they’re doing but just in case. Here are a few questions received by the Butterball Turkey Hotline:
• “Should I remove the plastic wrap before I cook my turkey?”
• “I don’t want to touch the giblets. Can I fish them out with a coat hanger?”
• “The turkey in my freezer is 23 years old. Is it safe to eat?”
• “I don’t want to cook the whole turkey, so I cut it in half with a chainsaw. How do I get the chainsaw oil out of the turkey?”
• “I scrubbed my raw turkey with a toothbrush dipped in bleach for three hours. Is that enough to kill the harmful bacteria?”
• “Can I cook the turkey on the engine block of my semi while I’m driving? If I drive faster, will it cook faster?”
• Could the turkey be slow-roasted for three or four days, a mom asked, because her daughter loved how the bird made the house smell.
• A first-time T-day cook rinsed her bird – with dish soap – and then the suds wouldn’t stop.
• How to make sure the turkey fit in the pan? A man proudly called the hotline to share his solution: Wrap the turkey in a towel, stomp on it to break the bones and smoosh it into the pan.
• Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line opened for the season Nov. 2. Call 800-288-8372 for help.
Happy Thanksgiving, happy shopping and I’m so thankful to live in Hermann.